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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie Tickets

London County Hall, London
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
London County Hall, London
Agatha Christie mystery in extraordinary courtroom setting
Our Review 3 / 5

Witness for the Prosecution will return to London County Hall from 18 May. Read here for more information.

A brand new, site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution is currently staged in a unique courtroom setting inside London County Hall, adjacent to the London Eye on London's South Bank. Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, the new production is directed by Lucy Bailey and will place the audience in the centre of the action within the courtroom.

According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: “One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed… It was one of my plays that I like best myself.”

Christie’s court classic sees Leonard Vole called to the stand after a murder. When his wife agrees to testify, can she be trusted? It’s up to you, the audience as the jury, to decide whether Vole will walk free or spend a life in shackles.

In a review for, Will Longman praised the authentic setting. He said: “William Dudley’s design is faultless, though this grandiose setting does it many a favour. Lucy Bailey’s direction also aids the realistic vibe, with some subtle tinkering with the lights and sound to remind you that you are watching a play.”

Witness for the Prosecution is the second long-running Agatha Christie play in London, behind The Mousetrap.

Book Witness for the Prosecution tickets at London County Hall today.


Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Booking from |
3rd November 2020
Available until |
18th April 2021
Run time |
2 hours 15 minutes
Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted.
Agatha Christie
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions
Lucy Bailey
Chris Davey
Mic Pool
William Dudley

London County Hall Venue Information

London County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo or Westminster

Customer reviews

Our Review of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie


When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an element that only played a small part in her initial story. This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey. Read more

Latest Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie News & Features

Photo credit: Jo Stone-Fewings and cast in Witness for the Prosecution (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)
‘Witness for the Prosecution’ to return in May 2021
Thursday, 07 January, 2021, 11:31
UPDATE: Witness for the Prosecution will now resume performances from 3 August, but an extended booking period has been confirmed to 20 Mar. 2022. A conditional re-opening date for Witness for the Prosecution has been announced. Performances will resume from 18 May, staged in a real courtroom at London County Hall. Speaking about Witness for the Prosecution’s return to London, producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford said: “We cannot wait to bring ‘...
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Witness for the Prosecution extends booking period at London County Hall
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
It has been announced that the booking period for Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall has been extended, with performances scheduled until March 2020. Witness for the Prosecution follows the case of Leonard Vole, as he is charged with the murder of Emily French. When Leonard’s wife takes to the stand to testify, the play follows Leonard as he tries to convince the jury of his innocence. The play marks the inaugural production to be staged inside...
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New casting announced for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution
Friday, 23 February, 2018
A new cast has been announced for Lucy Bailey’s production of Witness for the Prosecution, which runs at London County Hall on the South Bank.  The play is about Leonard Vole, who stands trial for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy widow. However, the case is turned on its head with the appearance of an unexpected witness in the dock.  From 27th March, Vole will be played by Harry Reid, best-known for playing Ben Mitchell in EastEnders for almost four...
Catherine Steadman interview - 'Witness for the Prosecution will keep the audience guessing to the end'
Tuesday, 03 October, 2017
Previews begin on Friday for a new immersive production of Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Lucy Bailey, which will take place at London County Hall on the South Bank. The production will take place in the Council Chamber, which will be designed to resemble the Old Bailey. Catherine Steadman will play Romaine Vole in the play, and we asked her about the immersive piece, Agatha Christie’s influence on British storytelling, and visiting the Old Bailey for inspiration...
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